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Re^2: Let Me CPAN That For You!

by ww (Bishop)
on Mar 14, 2012 at 16:30 UTC ( #959615=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Let Me CPAN That For You!
in thread Let Me CPAN That For You!

While I agree that the LMG... etc links can be abused (especially when provided without relevant arguments), it seems to me that there's little reason to characterize all uses as 'dickish.' IMO, such links will sometimes either

  • suggest to the OP that there are ways other than asking a question (no matter how ill-formed) here to obtain the information sought
  • provide precisely the 'free help' that you imply is being denied by the user of such links.


Similarly, /me thinks (and, of course, YMMV) that replies such as those providing links to How do I post a question effectively? and company should be read as 'free help' when the content of SOPW is inadequate, incoherent, incomplete,or otherwise unanswerable based on the information provided.


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